Sunday morning, October 10, Morgan deputy Nikkole Malan was off duty and, according to Sheriff Gene Ercanbrack , was in a car accident on Old Highway Road near the Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.
Morgan County Deputies were dispatched to the scene and after reviewing the situation they contacted the Utah Highway Patrol to work on the case due to the conflict of interest. Sheriff Ercanbrack reported that the State Trooper that arrived was also acquainted with Malan and they, therefor, called the Weber County Sheriff’s office to help investigate the accident.
Lt. Bell with the Weber County Sheriff’s office has indicated that charges will be filed against Malan by the end of this week but declined to confirm what charges until the Weber County Attorney’s office reviews the accident. Sheriff Ercanbrack stated that Deputy Malan is on paid administrative leave until further notice. Sources within the county have reported that the investigation includes a review of whether Malan was driving while impaired.